Hustai National Park
Hustai National Park: In KhentiiMountan Range, around 82 km to the southwest of Ulaanbaatar city lays a National park which its name derived from the birch trees (Hus) amply growing in the surrounding mountain forests. The park is specifically reserved for “Takhi” (meaning zebra in Mongolian, known as Przewalski’s Horse) wild horses, which was endangered by 1990, called for a nature reintroduction project which started in 1992. As a result of successful implementation, there is more than 200 Takhis in the park territory today.
Hustai National Park is also home to 46 species of mammals, 223 species of birds, 499 species of pipe plants. Visitors can get all the useful information from the visitor center, by learning the story, viewing pictures and watching a video. After that, try your luck and hop on to the vehicle and go look for theTakhis to capture nature’s beauty with your own eyes.
Hustai national park: The Mongolian Government declared Hustai National Park as a Specially Protected Area in 1993, one year after the initiation of the reintroduction project of the Takhi to the HustainNuruu. The HNP extends through the Khentii Mountains and includes the western edge of the Mongolian steppe at the boundaries of Altanbulag, Argalant and BayankhangaiSoums of Tov province. The park is about 95 km from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar to the west.The HNP covers 50.6 ha land which is home to 459 species of vascular plants, 85 species of lichens, 90 species of moss and 33 species of mushrooms. 44 species of mammals have been recorded, including Red deer, Mongolian gazelle, Roe deer, Wild boar, Wild sheep, Ibex, Mongolian marmots, Grey wolves, Lynx, Pallas’ cat, Red fox, Corsac fox and Eurasian badger. The 217 species of birds include Golden eagle, Lammergeier, Great bustard, Whooper swan, Black stork, Daurian partridge and Little owl. There are 16 species of fish, 2 species of amphibians, and 385 species of insects (including 21 species of ants, 55 species of butterflies, 10 species of bush crickets and 29 species of grasshoppers).